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Line. Shine. Shadow. Selected masterpieces of European prints and drawings of the XVI-XVII centuries

Exhibition November 6, 2019 − February 9, 2020
The collection of prints and drawings runs the largest collection of the National Gallery of Prague, which currently has over 400,000 prints, drawings, albums, picture books and related works. 16th-century German, Dutch and Flemish graphics, engravings and drawings of Rudolphian mannerism, as well as an outstanding collection of Wenceslas Hollar's works form one of the pillars of the collection of old masters. The Italian Renaissance drawing is represented by a number of remarkable works, and the body of Italian graphics of the 17th and 18th centuries is no less priceless. The collection contains unique masterpieces of Bohemian origin and an important collection of German and Austrian drawings and prints of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Opening of the exhibition "Line. Shine. Shadow"will present in two stages selected masterpieces of the Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque and Neoclassicism. The first issue presents, for example, engravings by the genius of the German Renaissance Albrecht Durer, whose works inspired other German artists with their impressive drawings and engravings. The famous self-portrait of Giuseppe Archimboldo stands out drawings of the 16th century; This excellent drawing will be put on display only in the first weeks of the exhibition, in order to protect it. Olfin Mannerism is still attractive for its characteristic plots and meticulous execution.